Keep scrolling to discover how to get the most out of your trip to Central Washington

Whether you want to spend the night, the weekend, or the week, we've created suggestions to help you get the most out of your trip to Central Washington. Each suggested itinerary is customized to your Central Washington Color, explore Central Washington with your personality in mind!

By providing you with three different suggestions for mornings, afternoons, and evenings, you can customize your trip even more! Choose your favorite suggestions for an adventure to remember!

Spend the Weekend
Iron Horse Inn Bed and Breakfast
526 Marie Ave., South Cle Elum

This charming, off-the-beaten path B&B offers an escape from the hustle and bustle. Guests can book one of four renovated railway caboose cars or, for a more traditional stay, can choose from nine unique rooms inside the inn. Built by the Chicago Railroad in 1909, the Inn is now a living memory of the men that worked the railway. Each room is decorated with artifacts belonging to conductors or brakemen that bunked in the Iron Horse. Learn more about the fascinating history of the railway and have a delightful visit in this themed B&B.

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The Last Resort (14254 Salmon La Sac Rd., Ronald) or Suncadia Resort (3600 Suncadia Trail, Cle Elum) are also exceptional choices.

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Day One: Evening

Catch the Sunset on an Evening Hike
Various Locations, Ellensburg

Central Washington is known for its beautiful, vibrant sunsets, a must-see for visitors. Some favorite hiking trails include the Wind Farm, Umptanum Falls, Manastash Ridge, Canyon Ridge and the Rat Pack Trail. Take some blankets and a thermos of cocoa and huddle up to watch the sunset from the best seats in town.

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Mike's Tavern (427 E. 1st St., Cle Elum) or Heritage Distilling Co. (101 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Roslyn) offer fun and good drinks to celebrate a great day outdoors!

Day Two: Morning

Pioneer Coffee Roasting Co.
121 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Cle Elum

Start the day off with a fresh cup of coffee at the Pioneer Coffee Co. Serving up premium high mountain coffee roasted in the Cascade Mountains, Pioneer provides customers with only the best product. Cozy up inside their cheerful cafe with a book and a warm drink before you head out to explore Central Washington.

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Wake up with a morning walk through Paul Rogers Park (take Vantage Highway to Pfenning or Wilson Creek) or hike Rattlesnake Dance Ridge Trail (drive Canyon Road south from I-90 at Ellensburg, find the parking area on the east side of the highway in 6.25 miles).

Day Two: Afternoon

Curbside on 5th (Cafe C5)
213 W 4th Ave, STE #104, Ellensburg

For "Craveable Grub Cheffed with Love" head to Cafe C5 in Ellensburg. Every dish is made from scratch and can be accommodated to fit many eating lifestyles including vegan, gluten free, sugar free, etc. Ingredients are fresh and locally sourced, and come together to create an explosion of flavor in every bite.

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Also consider, wine tasting at the Gard Vintners Tasting Room (311 N. Pearl St., Ellensburg) or a peaceful walk through Helen McCabe Park (at the junction of Thrall and Canyon roads 5 miles southeast of Ellensburg, at the mouth of the Yakima Canyon).

Day Two: Evening

Roslyn Mexican Grill
103 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Roslyn

Roslyn Mexican Grill delivers delicious Pre-Hispanic cuisine, offering many dishes cooked in the traditional style from several different states in Mexico. The menu offers a variety of unique dishes that are each packed with incredible flavors. Their signature margarita is a perfect addition to the meal!

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Try out the tasting room at Thrall and Dodge (109 N. Main St., Kittitas), or discover the quaint town of Cle Elum on an evening stroll.

Day Three: Morning

Various Locations, Kittitas County

Winter is prime time to explore Kittitas County, and few activities draw more outdoor enthusiasts to the area than snowmobiling. The county offers 2,300 square miles of terrain to explore and 450 miles of groomed trails. Riders are treated to spectacular views of the jagged peaks and wooded valleys that make Central Washington a treasured winter destination. Learn more information about winter recreation here.

More Possibilities:
Looking for other ways to explore? Consider a hike to Gold Creek Pond or on Coal Mines Trail Cle Elum to Ronald.


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